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Hip Arthritis

Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeons/Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine located in Torrance, CA

About one-quarter of adults have hip arthritis. If you have chronic symptoms like hip pain, clicking, or difficulty moving freely, it’s time to see the arthritis specialists at Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery. Dedicated orthopaedic surgeon Shaun Chandran, MD, and the team of accomplished professionals offer the best in hip arthritis care in their Torrance, California, office. Book your appointment using the online scheduler or call the office to set up a consultation today.

Hip Arthritis Q&A

What is hip arthritis?

Hip arthritis is a family of joint diseases, with the most common types including:


Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the hips. This type of arthritis causes the breakdown of your cartilage, the slick outer surface that pads and lubricates the joints.

Osteoarthritis happens slowly, with increasing symptoms as more cartilage breaks down. Osteoarthritis accounts for 9 out of every 10 total hip replacements. 

Post-traumatic arthritis

Post-traumatic arthritis is osteoarthritis that occurs after a joint injury, such as a bone fracture. About 12% of all osteoarthritis cases are post-traumatic arthritis. This type of arthritis can sometimes take years to appear after your joint injury.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis develops when your immune system mistakenly perceives a threat and attacks your joint lining, the synovium. This leads to swelling and thickening that can cause a number of symptoms as well as joint deformity or breakdown.

All forms of arthritis can cause some difficult symptoms, and it's important to know the signs of hip arthritis so you can take steps to prevent progression.

What symptoms does hip arthritis cause?

Hip arthritis symptoms can depend on the type of arthritis and how advanced it is, but some typical problems include:

  • Pain
  • Soreness
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth
  • Limited flexibility
  • Clicking noise or sensation when moving the hip
  • Hip joint locking

Most arthritis sufferers have periods of time — mainly during physical activity — when their symptoms are worse.

How is hip arthritis treated?

Hip arthritis treatment usually includes nonsurgical options like losing excess weight, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and modifying your activities. If you have severe hip arthritis symptoms and the nonoperative options aren’t sufficient, your specialists may recommend surgery. 

Total hip replacement surgery is a procedure to remove your diseased bone. Ceramic implants replace the ball of your femur and the hip socket to create new joint surfaces. The specialists perform minimally invasive hip replacement using the state-of-the-art Mako™ robotic surgery system. 

To further minimize surgical risk and improve results, the surgeons use an anterior muscle-sparing approach from the front of the hip. In the highly capable hands of the experts at Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery, hip replacement surgery is a safe, dependable, and long-lasting solution for late-stage hip arthritis.

Hip arthritis doesn’t have to prevent you from staying active and enjoying all of the things you love. Call Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery or click on the online appointment booking tool to arrange your consultation now.